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Food Safety and Environmental Concerns with Industrial Agriculture

- The following piece is meant to inform, not to scare. I wholeheartedly believe that although the structure of our food supply is not near perfect, it’s still safe for human consumption. Toxins are everywhere, the air we breathe in urban environments, in the water we drink and also present in the food we consume. Everyday environmental toxins are an unavoidable part of modern existence. The question is, what levels of toxicity are safe for us and further, is there anything we can do to make our consumption safer. Herbicides and Insecticides The scientific community is divided as to whether the introduction of chemicals, such as herbicides, pesticides and insecticides, affect the safety of our produce for human consumption. These...

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